Friday, April 26, 2013

Celebrate

Hello bloggers!

TGIF...yeah!  We are having beautiful weather, too!

I love the picture this week for Tuesday Trigger .....

...oooohh, how yummy!!!
 
So here is my take,
 

The wood panel pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties, Beautiful. The square dies and flower die is Spellbinders. The tag punch is Fiskars. I used cup o' joe ink from Hero Arts. The crochet trim is Melissa Frances. The pink seam binding is from Etsy. The pearls and twine are from Michaels. The black gala glitz is from Barbara Trombley.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon!

Michelle



Thursday, April 25, 2013

So Grateful for You

Good morning all!

I'm just playing along with the Papertrey Ink April 2013 Blog Hop....I'm sure you are too!!!

Yep...we're tilting!!

The picture on the bottom right really caught my eye...love the stripes and design! So I whipped out "Houndstooth" and "Lovely Layers" stamps and dies from PTI and went to town! The cardstock,  buttons and Hawaiian Shores ink are also PTI. Other inks are wet cement and butter bar from Hero Arts.

                                           I added just a bit of twine and cord from Joanns.


That's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Going to check out all the other entries!


Michelle


Friday, April 19, 2013

Butterflies and polka dots...

I have been waiting all week to say this....TGIF!!!
Wow...It's been a hectic week! Time to unwind.

How are you?

I have a few cards to share with you.
This first one is for Tuesday Trigger
 
I wanted to focus on the polka dots and I totally love the yellow and blue color combo!
I created the polka dot background by using a circle punch to cut out circles. Then I adhered them to the yellow cardstock. Then I embossed the whole yellow panel. I added a straight stitch to the border.
 

All cardstock, sentiment stamp, and embossing plate are from Papertrey Ink. The black ink is Hero Arts. The circle punch is Martha Stewart. The tag punch is McGill. The white satin ribbon is from AC Moore. The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This next card is for CASE Study...

JJ Bolton is the April Muse...

I used a butterfly die and stamp from My Favorite Things Stamps. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I scattered some gems from Recolletions and added some faux stitching with a white gel pen from Inkssentials.

The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties.  The set is called Beautiful. The pattern papers are from My Minds Eye. The pin and cord are from Joanns. The tiny flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used wet cement ink from Hero Arts and violet ink from Color Box.



Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle




 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

No matter the weather....

Hello!!

How are you today?
Hope all is well!

I'm stopping by to share with you what I created using the mood board at W Plus 9...
Isn't this lovely?!
 
 
I just received some new stamps from W Plus 9 and couldn't wait to play along. For this car I am using 'Pretty Patches Umbrella' stamps and die.
 
The plaid pattern paper is from Authentique. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut a window. The white cardstock for my base is from Papertrey Ink. I used a corner punch from Fiskars.

The black ink is from Hero Arts, olive pastel and warm red inks are Color Box chalk inks. I created the flower using Spellbinders dies and cardstock from PTI. The burlap and pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Michelle


 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Canvas Goodie Bag

Hello my friends! I'm so glad you are here...

It's Day Four...the final day for The Paper Sweeties release...sigh...

But, the stamps are available for purchase !!!!!

  I made the canvas bag using two 12x12 canvas sheets from Recollections.  The bag measures approximately 5x7 inches. I also made some white chocolate dipped pretzel rods with spinkles ( they are inside the bag)!!!
I used the seniment, rainbow and cloud from "Rainbows and Roses"! I colored the rainbow and flowers with Copic Marker R81. The leaves with Copic G21 and the cloud with Copic C1. I added glitter to the rainbow. LOVE IT!! The buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The crochet trims are Melissa Frances.
I created the tag using pattern papers from My Mind's Eye and Spellbinder's dies. That beautiful crochet flower is from my mom...thanks Mom!! I stamped the center of the tag with a sentiment from the set called "Beautiful". I used black ink from Hero Arts. The pearls are Recollections. The pink cord is from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed this post!

Michelle

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Little Something....Be Bold!

Hi there ladies!
How's it going?

I just want to send some prayers to the city of Boston...you are in my thoughts!

I have some cards for a few challenges to share with you...

Dynamic Duos
 

I just received these new stamps from W Plus 9....quilt prints and fresh baked...I'm in love!!! The cardstock and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The black ink is Hero Arts, sky blue and tangerine inks are from Color Box. Corner punch is Fiskars.

Next card is for Retro Sketches


All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I created the flowers using Spellbinder's dies.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I trimmed the leaves from burlap I purchased at Michaels. The flower center was left over from another fabric flower. The 'Be Bold' sticker is from Creative Imaginations. I added some zig-zag stitches and some scattered pearls from Recollections.


Thanks for stoppingby!

Michelle



 

Celebrate

Hello again!!!

Thanks for coming back....

It's day three of the Paper Sweeties  release!!! How do you like the new sets so far?!

Here is what I am displaing today...

This new set is called "Beautiful"! It comes with two wonderful frame stamps and seven totally awesome sentiments!

 
I kept the embellishments simple to showcase the beauty of the stamps! The stars are from Heidi Swapp. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The burlap is from Michaels. The pin is Dritz. I used black ink from Hero Arts, sky blue ink from Color Box, and scattered straw distress ink from Ranger. I scattered some pearls from Recollections. The corner punch is Fiskars.
 
 
Thanks for peeking!
 
Come stop by the Blog....and see what the design team has created for you!
 
 
Michelle

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring is Here!

Good morning to you!

It's a new challenge over at The Ribbon Reel ...  It's Sarah's turn to host! She chose this lovely photo for us
and ask the use shades of blue with a hint of green and include ribbon and flowers!

The floral stamp and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment stamp is from Paper Sweeties, 'Spring is Here'. I used black ink from Hero Arts. Cpoic Markers in G24, E50, B21, B05 and B24.
I added some clear gems from Recollections. The border punch is Martha Stewart.

The oatmeal seam binding and white cherry blossom are from The Ribbon Reel!!!


Come stop by the blog and play along!

Michelle

Make Today Beautiful

Hello!!!




It's Day Two of the Paper Sweeties Release!!!! I know you are just going to LOVE this new set!!!

The new set is called "Make Today Beautiful"!!!! How cute are these polka dot flowers and leaves...and so easy to trim! I love the fancy sentiment, too!! I stamped on white cardstock from Papertrey Ink and colored them in with Copic Markers in G24, B21, R81 and Y21. Then I added buttons....oh so cute! The buttons and other cardstock are also from PTI.

All dies are from Spellbinder's. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug. The blue crystal flourish is from Zva Creative. The pink pearls are Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by ....I know you have been visiting me often!
Thank you!

Come stop by the Paper Sweeties blog and give the design team some love!


Michelle



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sending a Hug

Hello there!

I'm just sharing a quick card I made for Tuesday Trigger, Magical Magnolias...

 

Sigh....my next door neighbor had such a beautiful magnolia tree.  I would stare at the awesome flowers from my kitchen window when I washed the dishes. It shaded most of our driveway. And when the blooms fell, it covered most of our driveway!! (lol) But my neighbor was nice enough to clean the spent blooms and then use our hose to wash away anything left behind and then proceed to water his lawn....love thy neighbor as you would love yourself! I laugh now...but he really is such a nice person! Well, he cut the tree down last year beacause it was dying. I do miss the big beautiful flowers it left behind!

I did have a purpose today...to share what I created...


The white cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The border punch is Martha Stewart. The floral stamp and wet cement ink are Hero Arts. The sentiment is from the Paper Sweeties set, You Are Amazing. I sprayed some vintage pink glimmer mist from Tattered Angels. Then added some dots of color with Copic Markers in Y35 and R81. The gems and pearls are Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Paper Sweeties April Release...

Good morning to you!!!

I'm soooo excited to share with you the Paper Sweeties April Release....


Debbie has designed some really sweet and fun stamp sets this month!  So on with day one....

I dressed "Abigail" up in a rain jacket, rain boots and rain bonet from the set " Spring Is Here"!!!!
The sentiment 'Showered with Love' is from the same set.
I used Copic Markers in Y02, R29, E50, R81 and E23 to shade Abigail and her rain set!!

Then I added glossy accents to give it all a slick look! Aren't those heart pockets sweet! All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye...even Abigail's plaid shirt! The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The dies are all Spellbinder's. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The ribbon is from Michaels. The bakers twine is from The Twinery. The white rose bud is recollections.

Come stop by the Blog and take a peek at what the design team created!!!

Hope to see you there!

Michelle

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hap-bee Bearthday!

Hello all!

I hope you are enjoying some warm, dry weather today! It's very wet and chilly here in New York.
My daughter has soccer practice practice today and I hope they cancell it! She already has a sore throat and has three games to play this weekend. My poor baby...lot's of tea will be needed!

I want to thank you for stopping by the Moxie Fab World and leaving me such sweet comments while I was moxie fabber of the week! So exciting!!!

So anyway,
I'm playing along with a few challenges...
I used the colors from Colour Q
I followed the sketch from Retro Sketches
and the theme from City Crafter Challenge Blog, "happy birthday"


All cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The honeycomb embossing folder is Darice...what a score, I bought it on sale at AC Moore for $1.99!!!  The bear stamp and sentiment are from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. I used Copic Markers in C1, N3, R81, Y35, E50 and E53. The bee stamp is from PTI. Buttons are also PTI. I added some glitter to the wings on the bear. The gems are Recollections. The cord is from AC Moore.

                                         













Thanks for visiting me today!

Michelle


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sin City Scraps

Hello there!

I'm just popping in to share with you what I created for Sin City Scraps ....

 The beatiful stamps are from the Family Ties stamp set. Come stop by the blog and check it out!!!!
You will find a list of supplies and instructions!
Hope to see you there!

Michelle

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hello friend...

Hey there friends!!!

Hope you are all doing well!

While visiting some blogs today, I came across a new challenge blog....Fusion Card Challenge!!!
OMG....what a fabulous idea for a challenge!!!

I chose to combine the two challenges, the sketch and the colors.

All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The chevron dies are from My Favorite Things Stamps ( Die-Namics). The square die is from Spellbinders. The orange rose buds are Recollections. The pink flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The alphabet stickers is Studio Calico. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  I used black ink from Hero Arts. I trimmed a burlap leaf from burlap purchased at Michaels. The cord is from Joanns. Lastly, I added some straight stitches and scattered some pearls from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Michelle

Thursday, April 4, 2013

You Are Amazing

Hello, hello!!!

I hope you are getting ready for the weekend!
I certainly cannot wait!

Today I created a card using the photo inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room

and I am also playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog...I used all items on my card: Ros:pearls, Kirsty: shimmer spray, Linda:embossing, Char:circle dies!!!

Here is my card...


The papera sre from My Mind's Eye, Moments. Kraft and white cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. All dies are Spellbinders. The leaf punch is Fiskars.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border. I embossed the white cardstock with PTI's linen embossing plate.









The sentiment is You Are Amazing from Paper Sweeties! The butterfly is from Hero Arts. The big wood leaves are from Kaiser Craft. I added Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Granite. The pearls are Recollections. The tiny white flowers and crochet trim are from Michaels. The blue flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used Hero Arts black ink and Ranger distress ink in stormy sky.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle